Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:God is gracious
Shane has certifiable Irish roots, but it has some cowboy in him, too, thanks to a 1953 Wild West movie of the same name. Shane stems from the Irish name Seán, which in turn comes from the Hebrew name John, meaning "God is gracious." Though it’s considered gender-neutral, there are far more boys called Shane than girls. For this reason, it makes for a fresh and modern take when gifted to beautiful baby girls. Variations for both sexes include Shawn, Seán, Shayne, Shannon, and Shana.

Famous People Named Shane

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Shane Larkin
    Basketball Player
  • Shane Ray
    Football Player
  • Shane West
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.